David Rosman

DAVID ROSMAN: Second Amendment calls into question Columbia's Prop 2

Arguments over Tasers electrify as some consider the constitutionality of Proposition 2.


DAVID ROSMAN: Political attack ads worthless in making smart decisions

Complaints without proposed solutions are useless. Voting should be for those candidates who identify a problem and have a workable solution.

DAVID ROSMAN: Democrats need to do a better job of selling themselves

Progressives need to be stronger in voicing their pro-business, pro-labor ideals combating mindless conservative propaganda.


DAVID ROSMAN: Fox News need not take Carnahan commercial so personally

If Fox News wins the lawsuit against Robin Carnahan, political advertisements could see some changes.

DAVID ROSMAN: Media helped increase fear of Islam in America

Fanatics used the power of fear to gain the media's attention. Now the media is responsible for providing them with an undeserved platform for their anti-Islamic messages.

DAVID ROSMAN: Registered write-in candidate offers difference for 9th

Jeff Reed, a write-in candidate for the 9th Congressional District — where no Democrat is running against Republican incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer — would represent the liberal and progressive causes of the district. And his name is easy to spell.


DAVID ROSMAN: HOGs remain tame in Columbia

The belief that the HOGs wreak havoc on Columbia streets and live up to their name was not the reality. Last week's motorcyclists praised the city and found a surprising "favorite hangout."

DAVID ROSMAN: Economic future is bright if Columbia plays to its strengths

Working to make Columbia's citizens safe and healthy would improve the economy in the long run.

COLUMN: Proposed mosque raises the question: Are we a nation of intolerance?

If we are to honor the Constitution, our founding founders and the consciousness of our collective faiths, it is clear: Intolerance cannot be accepted, no matter the reason.

COLUMN: Shopping for the planet

My Green Cities, an application created by Arianna Parsons, helps support both local businesses and the environment.

COLUMN: Lesson to be learned from lack of coverage of Sherrod's firing

The press, including the Missourian, and citizen journalists, including myself, have an obligation to the public — to seek out the truth, expose the lie and show how national stories such as Sherrod versus Breitbart have a hyper-local connection.

COLUMN: Get out and vote on Tuesday

Voters face choices in county, state and federal races, and on Proposition C, which would exempt Missourians from participating in the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

COLUMN: Libertarian candidates for Ninth District U.S. representative not viable

Neither Libertarian candidate for the 9th congressional district seemed ready to pass the test for being a good representative at the League of Women Voters' debate.

COLUMN: Health care suit exercises freedom, but argument is no-win

The lieutenant governor's lawsuit is an example of every citizen's right to address greivances, but the argument over government authority is a states' rights issue.

COLUMN: the Constitution vs. nondiscrimination policies

The U.S. Supreme Court has, in recent years, dealt with cases that pit First Amendment rights against universities' nondiscrimination policies.

COLUMN: Handgun use hinges on interpretation of 'self-defense'

This week's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a ban on handguns has fueled debate on the Founding Fathers' intentions in protecting the right to bear arms.

COLUMN: Pedestrian mall should be part of planning discussions for Columbia's future

Similar programs in Denver, New York and Boulder, Colo., have been successful. It could work in Columbia, too.

COLUMN: You can't get there from here — at least, not on Columbia Transit

The Columbia Transit bus system is inconvenient and should be replaced with an expanded service that runs according to a grid system.

COLUMN: Umpire Jim Joyce shows integrity under fire

Umpire Jim Joyce's erroneous call cost Armando Galarraga his perfect game. Joyce later apologized to Galarraga, turning his mistake into an example of sportsmanship and integrity. 

COLUMN: Otis the steer-cow has some identity issues

The male steer on "Back at the Barnyard" has udders. And that's just wrong.